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Pakistan Pays the Price of Defiance; Obama Shows His True Colors

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"Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials, unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."

and

"Aides say Mr. Obama has several reasons for becoming so immersed in lethal counterterrorism operations. A student of writings on war by Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, he believes that he should take moral responsibility for such actions. And he knows that bad strikes can tarnish America's image and derail diplomacy. "  [ You could have fooled me ]

and yet

"In Pakistan, Mr. Obama had approved not only "personality" strikes aimed at named, high-value terrorists, but "signature" strikes that targeted training camps and suspicious compounds in areas controlled by militants."   [ What principle guides this decision? ]

The Republicans 'get it':

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"Their policy is to take out high-value targets, versus capturing high-value targets," said Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the top Republican on the intelligence committee. "They are not going to advertise that, but that's what they are doing."

Mr. President, I have to ask, "What Principles are reflected here?  It would appear that Mr. Obama is playing God.   Seduced by the power of the Presidency, and at the same time  barred from constructive domestic action, President Obama has turned to the minute details of day to day issues of life and death for strangers on the far side of the planet who do not have it in their power to protect themselves from his personally structured version of state terrorism.    And last week, his eminence apparently decided to teach the Pakistanis a lesson about defying the mighty powers of the American Olympians.   Perhaps, Mr. Obama,  you would deign to look down from your lofty post and say a few words of comfort to little Fatima and the dozens of others like her.

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